Enables Private Cloud Option for AWS Where Enterprise Customers Can Increase Bandwidth Throughput, Improve Network Consistency and Reduce Cost
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AWS Direct Connect enables enterprises to set up a connection to an AWS region via a dedicated network circuit. Using AWS Direct Connect, enterprises can establish a dedicated connection between AWS and their organization’s data center, colocation facility or main office, thereby increasing bandwidth throughput, improving network consistency and reducing network costs.
Enterprise IT departments are increasingly moving applications to cloud-based solutions and looking for additive services to ensure network connectivity is reliable and secure. Level 3’s advanced network and cloud services enable an ultra-high availability, end-to-end cloud platform that optimizes business productivity by delivering AWS services over a network that meets the applications’ availability, latency and security requirements.
“Enterprise adoption of Amazon Web Services is growing in both scale and complexity. With this increasing sophistication, many customers want network connectivity options that match their application-specific requirements for performance and security,” said Andrew Crouch, president of Sales for Level 3. “AWS Direct Connect customers can leverage Level 3’s network to meet the demands of high-end cloud adopters with extensive network reach, bandwidth scale and established connectivity to AWS Direct Connect sites.”
AWS provides companies with an infrastructure Web-services platform in the cloud that enables application management to be tailored to the business need, and Level 3’s international fiber-optic network is uniquely equipped to help scale in response to enterprise adoption of cloud-based services. With this collaboration, Level 3 can provide end-users 1G (gigabit) and 10G (gigabit) circuits to the AWS cloud at all Direct Connect sites.
For more information on Level 3’s advanced network service solutions, visit www.level3.com.
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